Money Management

Bank Bonus Offers – Ten Rules for Earning Free Money with Sign Up Bonuses

by Paul Moyer May 20, 2016

Advertising Disclosure. Banking is a competitive business, with banks doing their best to earn your business. Banks know that the majority of customers will not only use their bank for their main checking or savings account, but are more likely to use other, more profitable services, such as taking out a car loan or mortgage, […]

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Top 5 Financial Moves to Make When You’re Suddenly Laid Off

by Hank Coleman March 11, 2016

When you’re suddenly laid off, one of your first concerns is probably how you’re going to financially survive the storm until you find another job. It’s a huge fear—starting over. But, there are things that you can do to lessen the blow and get back on your feet as soon as possible. The following are […]

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Does Financial Fitness = Physical Fitness?

by Miranda Marquit December 9, 2015

No matter the time of year, it’s never a bad time to set new goals and work toward a better you. Two of the areas that most of us like to improve are finances and health. If you are considering setting goals to help you improve your health, though, it might make sense to start with […]

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Five Reasons to NOT Pay off Your Mortgage

by Kevin Mercadante November 30, 2015

The conventional wisdom is that you should pay off your mortgage as soon as you are able. In most cases, that makes abundant sense. But not everyone’s situation – or preference – is conventional. If that describes you, then here are five reasons to not pay off your mortgage. Staying Liquid One of the downsides of […]

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Why Eliminating Cable TV Doesn’t Always Save Money

by Kevin Mercadante November 23, 2015

Talk about the need to cut living expenses, and the conversation will inevitably go toward eliminating cable TV. It’s a solid suggestion, but the problem is that it doesn’t always save money. Sure, you save money as far as the monthly bill to pay for your cable service. But you may find that you more than make […]

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Five Reasons to Sell Your House If You Are Facing a Money Crisis

by Kevin Mercadante November 20, 2015

People often defend their homes with every fiber of their being. No matter what’s happening, or how bad it gets, the homestead must be protected at all costs. I kind of understand that conviction. But at the same time I also wonder if homeownership can become an unsustainable burden when you’re facing a career crisis […]

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Why I Reconcile My Accounts Each Month – And You Should Too

by Miranda Marquit November 18, 2015

When I talk to my younger siblings, and to my younger cousins, as well as to fellow personal finance bloggers in their 20s, I notice something interesting: Most of the people I know don’t reconcile their accounts each month. My first checking account was a joint account I opened with my mother when I was […]

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